Why a chicken shop is offering a $130,000 salary for a store manager with a VERY impressive package
- Chicken Treat offer astonishing $130,000 salary for store manager position
- West Australian chain placed listing for position at South Hedland restaurant
- Successful candidate would receive free flights, accomodation and bonuses
A West Australian chicken shop have advertised a position paying as much as $130,000 for a store manager – in a package that also includes free flights, accomodation and bonuses.
Chicken Treat, a popular chain that operates primarily in the western state, have offered the astonishing salary for the position, that also includes a series of impressive perks.
The company said it was forced into offering the pay for its South Hedland restaurant in an attempt to lure skilled staff amid a worker shortage.
Chicken Treat’s South Hedland restaurant (pictured) posted a job listing for a store manager paying $130,000 that also included free flights, accomodation and bonuses
On top of the $130,000 salary, Chicken Treat are also offering the option to fly-in-fly-out for the job, performance-based bonus incetives and a relocation assistance with two return flights every year.
The successful candidate would also receive accomodation paid for by the company, as well as a retention bonus after remaing with Chicken Treat for a year.
The listing required experience in hospitality management, among a range of other skills.
According to the West Australian, the advertisement was removed two weeks ago and Chicken Treat have since filled the role.
The successful candidate would also receive accomodation paid for by the company, as well as a retention bonus after remaing with Chicken Treat for a year
The state has been struggling with skilled labour after closing its borders to Australia and the rest of the world even after the travel ban was lifted.
The Good Cartel, a cafe in Broome, offered a series of jobs including a barista position paying more than $92,000.
Non-profit executive and economist Conrad Liveris told the publication it had become nearly impossible to fill hospitality positions in WA outside of Perth.
‘It’s a regional job so you got to pay a bit more there and it’s hardly a glamourous job, you’ve got to pay a bit extra to make it enticing for people,’ he said.
‘This is a sign that employers are responding to the tight labour market by actually increasing wages. They’ve gone from complaining to starting to pay.
‘It’s actually a sign of the market just working as it should and employers that can pay for staff are actually paying.’
He said the Chicken Treat job would never be posted with the same benefits if it had been in Perth or another major city, but that employers from regional areas were being forced into desperate positions.
‘There is such a demand that (Chicken Treat) think that they can pay a manager $130,000 and still make a profit,’ Mr Liveris said.
‘This also shows that the Port Hedland and South Hedland employers know that they need to compete for mining workers, they need to pay high salaries.’